At the 2013 CrossRoadsNews Health & Wellness Expo on Jan. 26 at the Mall at Stonecrest, adults and children will find nearly two dozen exhibitors, lots of good information, fitness demonstrations, free health screenings, and performances that will energize them to keep their New Year’s health resolutions.
Jennifer Parker, CrossRoadsNews editor and publisher, said the goal of the expo is to show residents just how easy it can be to get started on a fitness regimen or maintain the one you are already on.
“Staying active and eating food that is good for you has to be a lifestyle change,” Parker said. “Every year, this expo reminds us that it’s a no-brainer to integrate some form of exercise in our lives, and select healthy foods to eat.”
The noon-5 p.m. expo will be on the lower level of the Lithonia mall between Dillard’s and Kohl’s. Exhibitors include hospitals, health centers, physicians, chiropractors, other health care professionals, health insurers, and government agencies.
Expo-goers will have their pick of free screenings including diabetes, hypertension and HIV/AIDS.
The 2013 Health & Wellness Expo is being staged in partnership with title sponsors Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, DeKalb Medical, and 100 Black Women Decatur-DeKalb Chapter.
It is one of four annual community expos that CrossRoadsNews has sponsored at the Mall at Stonecrest since 2006. The others are the Summer Camp Expo in March, The Family & Back to School Expo in August, and this year, The Senior/Baby Boomer Expo in September. The Senior Expo replaces the Small Business Expo that was held in April.
Among the highlights of this year’s Health & Wellness Expo are the popular Fitness FaceOff at 1 p.m.; Life Chef Asata Reid’s demonstration of Food That Heals at 3:30 p.m., and the high-stepping, hip-swagging Beulah Boys at 4:15 p.m.
For the FaceOff Competition, eight fitness instructors and personal trainers have created fun, three-minute exercise routines to show how they motivate their clients to burn calories and tone their bodies.
Vince “the Voice” Bailey will emcee the Expo, and there will be giveaways, door prizes, and the chance to win a $250 Mall at Stonecrest Shopping Spree.
Parker said this is an expo with lots of goodies for everyone.
“If you want to make a change in your life, there will be lots of people and ideas to help you,” she said. “You don’t want to miss this one.”
The Mall at Stonecrest is at I-20 and Turner Hill Road in Lithonia. For more information, call 404-284-1888.